TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Integrity Life Sciences, a medical device manufacturer based in Tampa, Florida, has announced that it has received the final determination from the Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding (PDAC) for Medicare. The HCPCS code determination is essential when billing for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) products as determined by Medicare's Administrative contractors as it relates to the Integrity Gel Support Braces. While many suppliers elect to use other manufacturers' determinations, this determination is specific by Medicare and is directly addressed to Integrity and related to the Integrity line of products that Integrity manufactures. Furthermore, this determination by Medicare will facilitate and ensure accurate, reliable and proper billing codes when submitting claims, and also speed the reimbursement process when physicians who prescribe one of Integrity's Orthotic devices for their patients seeks reimbursement from Medicare.
The PDAC Contractor provides assistance to manufacturers to ensure proper coding of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies. The HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) was established in 1978 to provide a standardized coding system for describing the specific items and services provided in the delivery of health care.
The HCPCS codes to use when billing are:
Description ILS Product # HCPCS Code
Integrity Gel Support Brace (Small) 20-0051 L0627
Integrity Gel Support Brace (Medium) 20-0052 L0627
Integrity Gel Support Brace (Large) 20-0053 L0627
Integrity Gel Support Brace (X-Large) 20-0054 L0627
Integrity Gel Support Brace (XX-Large) 20-0055 L0627
This Integrity Gel Support Brace has been approved for Lumbar Orthothis, sagittal control, with rigid anterior and posterior panels, posterior extends for L-1 to Below L-5 vertebra, produces intracavitary pressure to reduce load on the intervertebral discs, includes straps, closures, may include padding, shoulder straps, pendulous abdomen design, prefabricated, includes fitting and adjustment.
"Orthotics and other medical supplies cannot be reimbursed through Medicare without HCPCS codes," said Integrity's President, James Gibson. "Additionally, most private health insurance companies follow the lead of Medicare with these types of medical products." Approved providers with specific questions regarding Medicare billing and coding should contact Medicare directly.
Integrity Life Sciences delivers a multitude of orthotic treatment options to address one of the most costly systemic ailments in the world, chronic low back and neck pain. The advanced solution begins with the Integrity Spinal Care System (ISCS 2.0) and the Lombare System. Both medical devices are non-surgical spinal decompression therapy systems engineered to provide pain relief for compressive and degenerative conditions of the spine. Specifically, conditions that may be treated include: neck pain and back pain associated with herniated discs, protruding discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and sciatica. It achieves these effects through decompression of intervertebral discs, that is, unloading due to distraction and positioning.
Additionally, Integrity offers the very effective Integrity Gel Support Brace. The Integrity Gel Support Brace is a lumbar support brace that is a fitting compliment to non-surgical spinal decompression. The Integrity Gel Support Brace was designed as an adjunct therapy for those suffering from back pain and with the back pain sufferer's needs in mind. The Integrity Gel Support Brace can be used with or without Integrity's non-surgical spinal decompression medical devices, and is an excellent treatment option for personal home use.
Integrity Life Sciences manufactures its products with quality and safety standards as demonstrated by its ISO 13485 registered quality system with TUV SUD and the CE mark affixed to its product. Our FDA clearance together with compliance to global harmonized standards of both Mark CE and ISO 13485 allows Integrity Life Sciences to distribute to countries all over the world. As the owner of multiple US Patents, Integrity Life Sciences is committed to ongoing research and development in support of the worldwide healthcare community. Integrity Life Sciences is a privately held USA based company with international partners located across the globe with a mission of "Restoring Integrity to the Spine". For additional information please visit: www.IntegrityLifeSciences.com. To schedule an interview please contact: James Gibson, President & CEO at: telephone: 001-813-935-5500 or email: James@IntegrityLifeSciences.com.
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